FSC1806 – Web Technology & Cloud Computing in Education


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On completion of this course, you will have the skills to use appropriate educational focused tools to use the web and technology including cloud, and social media to create effective and engaging learning and teaching. You will learn how to integrate technology and web-based applications to encourage whole class participation and learn how to connect to schools both locally, nationally and internationally using social media. As part of the course, you will also develop lesson plans using technology as the delivery method and learn how to search and source resources to be used in everyday teaching of the curriculum for use via technology and the web.

Course Modules

Module 1:

  • Learn the basic definitions of digital components
  • Learn how to connect to the internet
  • Learn how to use wireless technology in the classroom
  • Gain an understanding of wireless networks in schools
  • Understand the possibilities of using wireless handheld devices and M-learning in the classroom
  • Learn how to connect the classroom to the outside education world
  • Gather and analyse the evidence required for the self-evaluation of your teaching

Module 2:

  • Source audio/visual material available online
  • Learn how to listen to audio online
  • Learn how to watch video online
  • Access and use YouTube for teaching and learning
  • Create a podcast
  • Learn how to work with Skype and webcams in the classroom
  • Write a short document outlining the weaknesses and strengths of your current teaching method vis a vis computing in the classroom

Module 3:

  • Introduction to Zoho Word Processor for the classroom
  • Gain the skills and knowledge necessary to use Google Docs Word Processing
  • Learn how to use Google Docs in the Classroom
  • Set up web-based spreadsheets for use in the Maths curriculum
  • Write a short self-evaluation report on your skills in Web Technology and Cloud Computing in Education

Module 4:

  • Introduction to web-based Website Design
  • See best practice examples by studying an education Case Study: Google Sites
  • Learn how to use smart phones in education and integrate them into lesson plans
  • Gain the skills necessary to create a classroom blog for teaching, learning and communication with parents and other classes
  • Devise a development plan to improve on the weaknesses identified in your self-evaluation report

Module 5:

  • Introduction to Creative Online Applications for education
  • Create Online Presentations for engaging teaching and whole class participation
  • Use Google Docs “Drawing” tool
  • Create online diagrams that can be used on their own or as part of an online presentation
  • Outline the implementation and monitoring plan that you will use during the next academic year to ensure you improve your teaching

Each module will require you to contribute a post to the course forum in response to a question posed by the course facilitator. Each question will require you to use critical thinking in your response to stimulate discussion among your community of learners. All responses will be discussed in the moderated forum and will in turn result in a community of practice. During the course, you will need to answer multiple-choice questions to assess your knowledge retention.

To complete the course, you must undertake a significant assignment based on all modules. This assignment will take the form of a reflective exercise, the creation of a lesson plan and a presentation to be used in the following academic year, which will provide you with an opportunity to analyse:

Key learning points from the course

  • The subject of the course in terms of your own experience
  • Practical examples of how you will apply what you have learned in your classroom in the year ahead.


Online: www.teachersummercourses.com

Phone: 076 602 5026

Course Duration: 20 hours

Course Fee: €69

Start Date: 2nd July 2018



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